Why You Can’t Start Your Job Search by Updating Your Resume
So many job seekers think their resume was the first step in preparing for a new job search – but – they don’t quite know what they wanted to do next.
An effective resume **has to be targeted** to a specific job goal.
So – if you don’t know what type of work you want to do now, it’s not effective (in time, energy or money) to (pay someone to) work on your resume.
Knowing what you want – and don’t want – and having a guide and strategy to get there is KEY to a successful job search journey!
Dawn has been on my mailing list for quite some time – 7 years, actually! She told me “When I found you, I knew I’d want to work with you when the time was right to make a change.” (me: Flattered! And thrilled for the opportunity now that it was time!)
She started with the Career Clarity Guide – then recommended her husband do the program, too! (And he is!)
(Have I mentioned lately how awesome my clients are??)
What’s the Career Clarity Guide, you ask?
If you know you need a CAREER CHANGE but maybe aren’t 100% clear on exactly what type of job you want next, then the Career Clarity Guide is for you!
It’s a 70+ page pdf with 4 “Road Maps” to guide you with more ideas, resources, and “excavation” exercises like the questions above to inspire your career exploration!
Once you know where you’re headed next in your job search, THEN it’s time to make sure your resume is written to market your background, skills, ACCOMPLISHMENTS and unique traits to sell you for those positions!
Map 1: Pack & Purge: explore and evaluate your past positions, and what stays/goes now
Map 2: Choose Your Transfer Tickets: how to use existing skills in a new way (or in a new job)
Map 3: Write Your Own Itinerary: get clear on your ideal job journey “trip”
Map 4: Chart Your Quest: plan your new job search journey via your resume, cover letter, and interview answers”
and … look for your Souvenirs/Extras as you go!
>>Your resume needs to be targeted to sell you for where you’re going NOW, so this should help bring clarity to your job search goals! <<